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Reams enjoys time spent at German trade fair

Rick Reams, owner of RJ’s Fresh Meats in Hudson, traveled to Germany in early May hoping to enter some of his award-winning sausage and meat into international competition. His plan hit a snag -- custom officials in Germany wouldn’t let him take his meat across the border.

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Montage features past and present community

A historical montage featuring Hudson and North Hudson buildings, parks, businesses, schools, landmarks and historic people and landmarks people goes on sale in Hudson this week. The ink drawing will sell for $20 at Kelley gallery and the Historical Societies’ Carriage House Gift Shop at the Octagon House.

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Father James Dabruzzi reflects on 60 years of ministry

Father James Dabruzzi will observe 60 years of ministry with a reception Thursday, May 30. In fact, May 30 will mark exactly 60 years to the day that he was ordained at Josephinum Chapel in Worthington, Ohio.

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Hudson runners are OK, but many were close to the blasts in Boston

Lisa Wasson, wife of Hudson runner Dewain Wasson, said he was in a shower-type area near the finish line when the explosion occurred. “He heard the blasts, but it took a few minutes to figure out what was happening,” Lisa said.

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DOUG'S DIGGINGS: Spring baseball spawns hope, but I’m not so optimistic

Opinion
By the time you read this column, baseball season will have begun. Spring is always an exciting time for baseball fans because hope springs eternal as teams enter spring training and get ready for opening day.

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Van de Sande honored with O’Connell award

Mark Van de Sande, an EMT with St. Croix EMS, has been named 2013 recipient of the Dan O’Connell Outstanding Performer Award.

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Spring Election is Tuesday, April 2

The spring election is scheduled Tuesday, April 2, with the race for school board attracting the most local attention. The ballot will also feature races in the towns surrounding Hudson.

Pastor says Easter is biggest celebration in church year

The Rev. Stephanie Anthony, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, calls Easter the biggest celebration in the Christian church year. “Christmas gets all the ‘press,’ but we wouldn’t be celebrating Christmas if it were not for the resurrection at Easter,” Anthony said.

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Update -- Hudson Golf Course incident was result of accident

The Hudson Police Department has determined that the incident at the Hudson Golf Course Friday, that resulted in the injury of a 35-year-old man, was an accident.

Golf course employee injured; police investigating whether it was an accident or assault

The victim was suffering from a head injury. Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen said the department is unsure if the incident was an accident or an assault.

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Doug’s Diggings: Stupidity injury offers teachable moment

Opinion
I suffered a stupidity injury on Valentine’s Day. I somehow got into a fight with my snow blower — guess who won. The result was an injured finger and a three-hour stint in the emergency room at Hudson Hospital on Valentine’s evening.

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DOUG'S DIGGINGS: Christmas -- some things change; some do not

Wisconsin News
As we approach Christmas I tend to think about some of the events in my life when I was growing up in Hudson and Christmas -- it was a magical time of the year.

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Doug's Diggings: The outcome was shocking!

Opinion
Football can be strange game and nothing proved that more than the Wisconsin Badgers 70-31 victory over Nebraska Saturday night in the Big Ten Conference championship game.

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DOUG'S DIGGINGS: Train ride brought back rail memories

Opinion
On Saturday, I received a birthday present -- a ride on a train based in Spooner. There are dinner trains in various areas, but I did not know about this train in Spooner.

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Doug's Diggings: Recall wrap; centennial success

Everyone is happy that the recall election is over. I’m with the crowd, but there are a couple of statistical items that might be of interest to a few regarding the local recall election numbers.

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Doug's Diggings: A look back at Memorial Day

The Memorial Day celebration this weekend got me wondering about the history of the event itself. I remember attending ceremonies for most of my life, but I wondered when things got started.

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Doug's Diggings: That new phone system; bear sightings

Opinion
If you’re older than 40 you probably remember a day when you purchased a phone for your home or office, plugged it in and you were ready to go. If you’re older than 60 you probably remember the day when the phone was provided by the telephone company as part of the service.

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Doug’s Diggings: A new political trend — defeat is unacceptable!

Opinion
If you’ve been following politics — or many other activities for that matter — a new trend is rapidly emerging: defeat is unacceptable.

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Doug’s Diggings: From surgery to Florida in one month

I had an interesting month of March. It started with a triple hernia operation and ended with a beautiful week in Fort Myers, Fla. Somehow I managed to get in two-plus weeks of work.

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Doug’s Diggings: Letters to the editor and elections

Opinion
It looks like an exciting year of elections — in fact, the excitement already started with last week’s primary. I bring this up because it is probably a good time to outline some guidelines for letters to the editor.

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